The State Department has approved a potential $39 million deal with the Netherlands for 16 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM missiles.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Monday of the foreign military sale for the Raytheon [RTN]-built missiles.

Raytheon’s AMRAAM air-to-air missile. (Photo: Raytheon)

“The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to meet current and future threats by deterring regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and enable interoperability and standardization between the armed forces of the Netherlands and the United States,” DSCA officials wrote in a statement.

In May, the State Department approved a $230 million deal with Hungary for 60 AMRAAM-Extended Range missiles (Defense Daily, May 8).